>Celebrations and Devastions


The Endeavor
2 hours before time to take off
the flight crew was seen to arrive
as in
1/2 million gallons of fuel now has to be emptied in order to “fix” the significant problem
with the hope of
a take off Sunday or Monday!
Our President and first family still coming to visit all there, and to see the crew and Gabby,
doctors were flying in to be with Gabby
I sure do hope they will give her the A-OK
to stay here with her husband
so that she can see this thing take off
when it does!
Can you imagine the mental changes that the crew go through to prepare to board
then what their brains and body must have to go through to change that mindset
learning that the take off has been “scrubbed”
“Scrubbed” what an odd description
of such a big decision
along with such a huge discovery
of problems I’m thinking!
After all, we scrub the dogs clean,
scrub the floor, scrub ourselves clean in a hot shower!
to “scrub a mission” of such magnitude?
sure am glad NASA
has their mantra
if it is not safe it does not go.
This has been a rollercoaster of emotions
this week, to say the least.
woo hooo
break open the dog biscuits and champagne!!!
I am sooo happy!~
Our Warrior A
is home from New England safely
and had a wonderful time
and back with us
hugging her and our angels
now how wonderful is that I ask ya???
Welcome home dear Heart!~
our Warriors EE and CJ
are soon out of that hotel after crossing the rugged
Rocky Mountains
living in a hotel for the last 6 weeks
and today received the keys signed the papers and it is official>> CONGRATS>>>on your new house
now ready to roll in
with CJ with a paint brush in one hand, pliers, hammer, boxes in the other
EE on her gizmos to help her stand while she cleans
and unpacks boxes
and the hospital bed getting a new look
with some jazzy paint to make it a real and lovely bed
 to be in rather than a “hospital bed”
now as they are steps away now moving in
to their “HOME”
out there in the wild west!
What an adventure they have been on
both excited now
ever so exhausted!
We are all sending you strength on the suns rays and prayers and congratulations on working the dream into reality! Good thing no one ever said it would be easy huh? Bravo, job well done out there, you could write a book on the adventures to date!
Royal Wedding
across the POND
what a Friday it was
all of this celebrating
while the Southeast
is devastated
with the recent tornadoes
and folks numb, in shock and dismay
while hundreds and hundreds
are responding
and showing up with
The American Red Cross
to render aide and comfort
our hearts are with you all there
Keep the faith and hold tightly to
in this time of profound sadness
Mark Kelly and Gabby Gifford
now in Florida
ready and only hours after millions and millions across the globe watched the most elegant and lovely
wedding of
William and Katherine!
Then the focus shifted to
where we have been amazed to find out
that Gabby was well enough to fly
and excited to see her husband
lead his crew up into that massive
for its final trip…
The Creator took care of that lady I tell you,
she is a miracle to be certain
and I am so glad she is there able to watch
and from here I could hear it!
The President and family are to be there along with a long list of folks
that is after our President visits
those devastated
in Alabama
by the ravages of the storms.
It has been horrible to witness
I cannot imagine what all those there
are going through
I do know
that they will suffer the effects of
stress, of the trauma of their worlds being turned
upside down
and many loved ones dead or lost
by this tragedy.
we must find ways to dig deeply into hope
celebrate those that are alive, those that have survived this tragedy
to honor those who are responding
as many will do in times like this, leaving the comforts of their homes and loved ones
to care for others in ways unimagined. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7T7GYl0xvg
Nature can be brilliant, magnificent and quite stunning
it can also be devastating and cruel.
It is during these times that the
Universal energy of all here and everywhere
can help to heal
and lend faith, courage and hope
to those affected in the Southeast, the Midwest
and across our Nation.
May those in the areas
of the tornado’s
feel our energy
Use it, take it to fuel you, to give you strength
in the days ahead.
We are with you, we pray for your safety, we grieve with you those who have died and are lost.
While many have heavy hearts,
you can help
you can call the
American Red Cross
and ask
“how can I help”
Such heartbreak from these devastating storms that are remarkable,
those storms are not as remarkable as the survivors and their grit, determination and gratitude for having survived… Even in small towns in Virginia near my family, in Pulaski VA homes have been destroyed and lives turned upside down… but faith remains strong.
Judy Alderman, 56, walks through her house (above) Thursday, April 28, 2011 following a tornado in Glade Spring, Va. Alderman hid under a set of stairs with her husband to ride out the storm. Several homes and trucks stops along I-81 were severely damaged near I-81. Five deaths have been reported so far there.
And many are now being interviewed across the southeast states affected
their stories will remind us
that faith does move mountains, and that things are just things
and that gratitude
for lives spared is enough to wake us up
 to that which is important in our lives.
You can take this tragedy and the many and varied things that you know are happening in the world
choose to change your thoughts and your energy
Yes, there are many many things beyond our control,
many things that we cannot change and much profound sadness.
we can change how
WE live our lives
how we “choose” to conduct ourselves
how we live each moment
and what we “choose” to do with our precious time
on this earth.
We can
treat each other with kindness, compassion, respect
for all living things.
We can “choose” to mind our own business.
We can
 be our best selves
not judge others
remember the age old saying: if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all
laugh more
live a life that you can be proud of
extend kindness to others without thinking about it
change what you can and accept it when you can’t
think before you speak or hit “enter/send”
recognize the differences and embrace the loveliness in others
live and let live
take care of your own backyard before concerning yourself with someone else’s yard (and why in the world concern yourself with someone else’s yard at all I’m thinkin, you might have to mow)
dance (*even if in your mind*)
remember you once were a kid
dream in living color
remember Donald Trump is full of himself
Not believe everything you read about people and lesss about what you hear
Make your ancestors proud
*did i mention*
Laugh muchly
that you can nevah have too much sugar/splenda/truvia?
So then,
get out there, outshine the sun
be Good to yourself
for goodness sakes
be good to those you claim to know and call friend
or family… after all, it could all be gone in a quick hot minute
in the twirl of a wind.
Walk In Beauty
author of
Healing Heartaches, Stories of Loss and Life
p.s. as for me, I just stay right here in my happy place, works real fine for me. Feel free to visit sometime, but do not mess with my happy place, and if you try to disturb it or me, refer to the blog titled
“some things are just wrong”
and note that
that target was MY aim, my shots!

4 comments on “>Celebrations and Devastions

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  2. >I hold a special place in my heart for the Red Cross. What an awesome organization they are. Opportunities in ever community to lend a hand when disaster strikes. If you need a sense of purpose, or an organization to support, the Red Cross should be right up there with the best. Our very own Dr. SES has some wonderful stories of the history of the Red Cross and served with them as a first responder at the Pentagon. Talk about walking the walk. Keep walking Dr. Showalter. Thank you for keeping us updated, and tuned into ways we can make our efforts count for others. Keeps me humble.I thank you again doc for all your contributions over the years in so many venues. A gfted,and giving heart. Anchored in all the right stuff. I am honored to be one who gathers here to be inspired, to learn, to rework my attitude and celebrate the gratitude you remind me to focus on.

  3. >You have hit all the points and put them into perspective again. This BEAUTIFUL Saturday morning welcomed us with sunshine and the promise of a warm day. What a day to reflect and LEARN from the events of the past week, there were many to be certain. I will more than likely ponder while I mow both MY backyard and my neighbors today. Then its off to the diamond to listen to the crack of the bat, the snap of the gloves and smell of popcorn in the air. Yes, baseball is in the air and I can't think of a better place to just BE! Have a GREAT Saturday!

  4. >Morning Saturday, dizzy from the roller coaster ride of events yesterday. Sherry caught it all and touched on most important subjects. Welcome home " sign me, A "Surrounding myself with positive people & beauty, helping others & feeling good !Gloriously yours, Firm Eye Scream

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